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Annual Report United States

2017 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents in USA

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Source: ADL

The Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish advocacy organization, recorded 1,299 antisemitic incidents during the first three-quarters of last year, an increase of 67 percent from the same period in 2016.

The figure included 168 bomb threats made against Jewish community centers and other organizations. In March, a U.S.-Israeli teen, accused of making most of the threats, was arrested in Israel.

“The bomb threats were an incredibly traumatic event for Jews across the country,” said Aryeh Tuchman, associate director of ADL’s center on extremism.

Among the incidents recorded by ADL were 703 incidents of harassment, 584 instances of vandalism, and 12 physical assaults.

States with the largest Jewish populations reported the highest number of antisemitic incidents. New York state led with a total of 267 incidents, followed by California with 197 incidents.